June 22, 2021

Dodgers: USA Today Projects LA for 99 Wins… Before Betts Trade (Dodgers Nation)

The Dodgers are the only team in the league to have made the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons running. They will likely win another division title in 2020 and could win even more into the future.

USA Today recently released their projected standings for the 2020 MLB season and to no surprise, the Dodgers are projected to win the NL West once again.

But that was before the club’s reported acquisition of Red Sox star Mookie Betts and pitcher David Price.

Suffice it to say that if this exercise was done after all the paperwork was completed on these trades, it would likely be a different story for Los Angeles. Still, at the time, the Dodgers were tabbed for a 99-63 record, the second-best in the league behind the 103-59 projection for the New York Yankees. It almost feels like an inevitable occurrence that the Yankees and Dodgers face off in the 2020 Fall Classic.

Alanna Rizzo of Sports Net LA posted the USA Today’s panel predictions:

NL West

The landscape of the National League West division is certainly changing every season, it seems. For a long while, the Diamondbacks and Padres were the bottom feeders of the division with the Giants, Rockies, and Dodgers…

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